Jasper

Lyrics: John Dawson, David Nelson
Music: John Dawson, David Nelson

What goes up it must come down
But Japer's been up on that mountain
For at least a dozen years by now

Said he went to get the gold
But I just think he's getting old
And could have made more money with a plow

Chorus
What's old Jasper doing on that mountain?
No one ever found no gold up there
What's old Jasper doing on that mountain?
Sometimes we can see his fire from here

Prospectors have lived and died
And Jasper could have partly lied
When he said he was once a millionaire

And he could have come back down
For the things folks get in town
But old Jasper doesn't seem to care

[chorus]

[chorus]
Sometimes we can can see his fire from here
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     31 Dec 1977 Winterland, San Francisco
     1978 Marin County Line

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